Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

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Which is the better school?

Kent
10
36%
Loyola
18
64%
 
Total votes: 28

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Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby thinkbig » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:49 pm

I have equal scholarships from both schools. Which would you choose? These are the only two options! Pick one.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby Notor » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:54 pm

thinkbig wrote:I have equal scholarships from both schools. Which would you choose? These are the only two options! Pick one.

Are the scholarship stipulations exactly the same too? If not, I would hardly say they are equal.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby thinkbig » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:06 pm

Good point. no, they are not the same.

At Kent I would need to maintain a 3.2 to get the full amount. Between 3.0-3.2, I'd get half. Below a 3.0, I'd lose it all, permanently.

At Loyola, I would need to maintain a 3.0 to get the full amount. Below 3.0, I'd get half. Raise it back above a 3.0, I go back to receiving the full amount.

In other words, the least I could get at Loyola would be half. The least at Kent would be zero.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby tru » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:48 pm

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby traehekat » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:56 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:are you really going to decide your law school fate based on TLS vote?

Please add option: Not Attend Law School and wait 2 years to grow up.


:? ...

OP, I would go with Loyola. I think they have the best reputation in Chicago out of Loyola, Kent, and DePaul. I don't know if you have any inclination towards health law (which Loyola has a strong program for) or intellectual property (which Kent has a strong program for), but that could also affect your decision. Loyola has better scholarship stipulations, as well. The new courtroom at Loyola is pretty stellar, too (for what it's worth).

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:03 am

I think it depends on what sort of law that you want to practice, I know people that have went to both and although Loyola hopped IIT in the rankings this year, I live in Chicago and I have to say from my experience it seems that IIT has the better reputation if you plan on staying in the city to practice. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby thinkbig » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:19 am

Daytukrjabs wrote:are you really going to decide your law school fate based on TLS vote?


No.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby im_blue » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:20 am

thinkbig wrote:Good point. no, they are not the same.

At Kent I would need to maintain a 3.2 to get the full amount. Between 3.0-3.2, I'd get half. Below a 3.0, I'd lose it all, permanently.

At Loyola, I would need to maintain a 3.0 to get the full amount. Below 3.0, I'd get half. Raise it back above a 3.0, I go back to receiving the full amount.

In other words, the least I could get at Loyola would be half. The least at Kent would be zero.

Loyola is the obvious choice here, with the same rep as Chicago-Kent but much better scholarship stipulations.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby PDaddy » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:37 am

I think they are both great schools, and, as a former Chicago resident, I have spent extensive time around them. That said, I just get the feeling that the overall experience at Kent is better.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby thinkbig » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:38 am

brump

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby Rosebud523 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:03 pm

Go to kent so a spot frees up on the Loyola waitlist for me! Haha just kidding (sort of). I was rejected from Kent but Loyola is my first choice. Go wherever you get the better vibe and can see yourself fitting in.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby lewis louis » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:28 pm

I decided on Loyola (so I may be a bit biased), but I did get into both with equal scholarships that both had only the "good standing" stipulation attached. I chose Loyola without batting an eye after visiting. I cannot explain exactly why, but I can say Kent being an IT had something to do with it (and it's my understanding that it's rep among attorneys in the city reflects that same slightly negative sediment). Is that a good reason not to attend? of course not. Also, it has always been my understanding that in chicago, among these three (depaul,loyola,kent), it went Loyola>Kent>>Depaul. Obviously depending on who you talk to Loyola or Kent will be "the best of the 3" more often than Depaul, but between Kent and Loyola the difference is likely negligible, so I wouldn't give that much weight in my decision. Another thing I found interesting was that if you look at many law firms based in chicago Depaul and Loyola both have a much larger representation than Kent, most likely due to their extensive alumni network. So if you say that as far as rep Loyola=Kent, but Give Loyola>Kent for placement (due to alumni network) and Loyola>Kent for scholly, i'd say go to Loyola. Not only that but the vibe I got from everyone involved with Loyola was awesome. Can't say the same for Kent.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby LoyolaLaw2012 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:35 pm

lewis louis wrote:I decided on Loyola (so I may be a bit biased), but I did get into both with equal scholarships that both had only the "good standing" stipulation attached. I chose Loyola without batting an eye after visiting. I cannot explain exactly why, but I can say Kent being an IT had something to do with it (and it's my understanding that it's rep among attorneys in the city reflects that same slightly negative sediment). Is that a good reason not to attend? of course not. Also, it has always been my understanding that in chicago, among these three (depaul,loyola,kent), it went Loyola>Kent>>Depaul. Obviously depending on who you talk to Loyola or Kent will be "the best of the 3" more often than Depaul, but between Kent and Loyola the difference is likely negligible, so I wouldn't give that much weight in my decision. Another thing I found interesting was that if you look at many law firms based in chicago Depaul and Loyola both have a much larger representation than Kent, most likely due to their extensive alumni network. So if you say that as far as rep Loyola=Kent, but Give Loyola>Kent for placement (due to alumni network) and Loyola>Kent for scholly, i'd say go to Loyola. Not only that but the vibe I got from everyone involved with Loyola was awesome. Can't say the same for Kent.

Loyola +1



You'll like Loyola. Good luck!

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby thinkbig » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:02 pm

lewis louis wrote:slightly negative sediment


hmm... Are you referring to some sort of anion-charged silt? jk (sorry, I'm just a grammar freak). But seriously, thanks for your input. You articulated pretty much how I'm leaning on this decision. Still haven't made up my mind, though.

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Re: Loyola Chicago or Chicago-Kent - PLEASE VOTE! (last time)

Postby lewis louis » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:36 pm

lol @ me. Sentiment.




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